Beach Nourishment



Property Listings for Beach Nourishment Easements



At its May 16, 2016 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing acquisition by condemnation through easements to permit the beach nourishment project to move forward.  When the listing is updated, each update will be posted here:


May 16, 2015 Update



At its May 16 meeting, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners approved the following resolutions and bond issuance package for the Town's beach nourishment project:

A. Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Special Obligation Bonds
B. Resolution Providing for the Issuance of $5,036,691 Special Obligation Bond, Series 2016
C. Resolution Authorizing Acquisition by Condemnation of Beach Nourishment Easements on Certain Properties Located in the Town of Kill Devil Hills

 

April 1, 2016 Update



At a special meeting held March 17, the Dare County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the Town of Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills, accepted the bid, totaling $38,520,850, from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for the beach nourishment project that encompasses the three municipalities.   Yet to be completed include:  obtaining approval from the North Carolina Local Government Commission, which is expected sometime in May 2016;  receiving a biological opinion from National Marine Fisheries; and, an agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.  Once these and final financing steps are taken, work is tentatively scheduled to begin in April 2017 in the Town of Duck, progressing south to Kill Devil Hills’ beaches between the months of August and October 2017.

In Kill Devil Hills, the beach nourishment project will cover almost 2.6 miles of beach, beginning at the Town’s northern border with Kitty Hawk, south to Prospect Avenue, depositing approximately 900,000 cubic yards of sand.  

This is a preliminary schedule and may change based on weather. 

The beach nourishment project is funded in part by Dare County’s Beach Nourishment Fund, which is sourced by a 2% portion of the occupancy tax collected by Dare County.   Additionally, each town is also funding part of its project through ad valorem tax revenue generated by a special Municipal Service District.

The proposed Buxton Beach Nourishment Project will span approximately 2.5 miles of beachfront in Buxton  This project is currently awaiting a call for bids expected in April 2016.  Construction is expected to begin in early summer of 2016 if bids come within budget and the contractor's proposed construction period is viable.  To help fund the Buxton Beach Nourishment Project, the Dare County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with establishing a County Service District to include all oceanfront properties along the project area. A. Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Special Obligation Bonds
B. A Resolution Providing for the Issuance of $5,036,691 Special Obligation Bond, Series 2016
C. A Resolution Authorizing Acquisition by Condemnation of Beach Nourishment Easements on Certain Properties Located in the Town of Kill Devil HillsA. Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Special Obligation Bonds
B. A Resolution Providing for the Issuance of $5,036,691 Special Obligation Bond, Series 2016
C. A Resolution Authorizing Acquisition by Condemnation of Beach Nourishment Easements on Certain Properties Located in the Town of Kill Devil HillsA. Bond Order Authorizing the Issuance of Special Obligation Bonds
B. A Resolution Providing for the Issuance of $5,036,691 Special Obligation Bond, Series 2016
C. A Resolution Authorizing Acquisition by Condemnation of Beach Nourishment Easements on Certain Properties Located in the Town of Kill Devil Hills

March 17, 2016 Update 



At a special meeting this morning the Dare County Board of Commissioners accepted the based bid submitted by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for the multi-jurisdictional beach nourishment project, which includes beaches within the Town of Kill Devil Hills. 

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company submitted a base bid in the amount of $38,596,850.  This bid is approximately $4.9 million under budget with work scheduled to begin in April 2017.
 
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Contact the Planning Department



Planning Director: Meredith Guns 
- Meredith is the project coordinator for the Town and can help with update information, as well as technical issues on which you may have questions.  

Planning & Inspections Department
102 Town Hall Drive, off Colington Road
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-449-5318

Contact the Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners encourages the review of all beach nourishment project material, and desires public feedback on the project, the notifications you are receiving, and the informational materials we are providing you through this website.

Email the Board of Commissioners

Email the Town Clerk for distribution to the Board of Commissioners

Written comments or statements, questions, etc., may also be mailed to the Town Clerk for distribution to the Board and appropriate Staff members: 

Town Clerk
P.O. Box 1719
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27949